About Me

Thanks for taking the time to read about me.  I can tell you a little about my life and travels. It gives you an idea of who you are dealing with and how I can assist you with your worldwide cruising desires. I worked on ships as a shore excursions…

Posted on Jun 19, 2018
China in your hand

When I worked for Thomson as a holiday rep I received concession money to put towards holidays of my choice.  After several years of working for Thomson I had accrued £1,000 and was looking for a holiday that fit the bill.  I chose to travel to China on an escorted…

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Posted on Jun 5, 2018
Top tips for a visit to Sri Lanka

I haven't been everywhere in the world yet. but it's on my bucket list. Some of my favourite places have been the ones that are most unlike the United Kingdom and while that might not be everybody's cup of tea. I find the cultures, religions, food and habits of the…

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Posted on May 23, 2018
How great was Independence of the Seas?

You must read this if you are thinking of booking to go on Independence of the Seas. The Million Dollar refit has meant the ship now has more to do than ever before. For families it makes Royal Caribbean’s already favourite ship in the UK, an even more attractive proposition.…

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Posted on May 10, 2018
Why the UK’s favourite ship is about to get a whole lot better?

I am counting down to 15th May and the launch of ‘INDY’ after her little make over….. When I say little, I actually mean, multi-million Dollar makeover… I will be on the ship for her 2 night preview sailing from Southampton. Over the past few days I have been looking…

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Posted on Apr 27, 2018
M… M… M… M… M… Magnifica what a ship….

I have just got back from a week on MSC Magnifica with my family and some friends who are new to cruising. WOW what a great ship. I loved the public areas, bars, restaurants, pools, kid’s facilities and staff. I really feel MSC have taken family cruising seriously and the…

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Posted on Apr 14, 2018
What we do before we travel on a cruise! Plan for the ports.

As you probably know, if you are reading this, I worked at the tour office on four ships, over a period of four years. I have been asked a lot of questions about how to do things independently. This amazed me, as we were the tour desk, not tourist information.…

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Posted on Apr 4, 2018
Travel Agent Forces Captain to take his ship into dangerous waters….

I had a call today from a passenger on a ship who expected me to get him into Amsterdam as per the schedule on his cruise. Long story short…. Err, no, I don’t have the power to do that! Captain Christopher Wells was the best Captain for keeping customers informed…

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Posted on Mar 22, 2018
If I was retired I would be doing this right now!

If I was retired I would be doing this right now! Life is too short to not have seen Petra, have a gondola ride and sail through the Suez canal. call me to book on 03333002480 Adrian I have just seen this and yes, it is still all available…. Take…

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Posted on Mar 7, 2018
Cruises with a road trip in the USA

At cruise.co.uk we have a variety of packages including iconic sights in the USA & Canada. So where can you find an expert on North & South America? Look no further! Looking back to my childhood and watching lots of movies and dreaming of cowboys and Indians. I could never…

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Posted on Feb 17, 2018
Best things to do in Cochin… If you have a cruise visiting India this is a must read…

On Queen Mary 2, my job was to sell tours. It was also answering questions about the tours and the places the tour would visit. Sometimes this meant lots of reading and research as I hadn’t been myself before. On a world cruise there were quite a lot of these…

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